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Rhythm Changes

Compositions based on Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm. One of the most common forms in jazz music.

Moose the Mooche

Moose the Mooche was written by the bebop pioneer Charlie Parker. The composition was written shortly after Dizzy Gillespie left him to return to New York during a tour in Los...

Lester Leaps In

Lester Leaps In was written by Lester Young for Count Basie's Kansas City Seven in 1939. This is a Rhythm Changes tune, a popular head for jam session use considering the...

Oleo

"Oleo" is a tune written by the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It is one of the most popular Rhythm Changes tunes and is important to know. It's a standard 32 bar...

Db Rhythm Changes

Db isn't the most common key, but it shows up from time to time in jazz repertoire. Rhythm Changes is not often played in this key, however, this is a great...

A Rhythm Changes

This is A Rhythm Changes, an uncommon key to play, but a great exercise for improvisation. Practice another key

Eb Rhythm Changes

This is Eb Rhythm Changes. Eb is not a common key for Rhythm Changes, however it is a common key in jazz repertoire. Mastering how to play these changes in Eb...

D Rhythm Changes

This is Rhythm Changes in the key of D. Playing Rhythm Changes in uncommon keys will help open up your instrument and your improvising abilities. Practice another key

Rhythm-A-Ning

Rhythm-A-Ning was written by the great pianist Thelonious Monk. It was first recorded on "Mulligan Meets Monk" in 1957 and Monk continued to release it on multiple other recordings. This tune is...
I-Got-Rhythm

I Got Rhythm

"I Got Rhythm" is a composition by iconic composer George Gershwin. His brother, Ira Gershwin with whom he often collaborated with, wrote the lyrics. It was originally written as a slow...

Dexterity

"Dexterity" is a bebop tune written by the great alto saxophonist Charlie Parker. Dexterity is based on "I Got Rhythm" changes in Bb. It's always good to have a handful of...

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